Note: You can use bleach bottles with tops cut off, oatmeal boxes etc. in
place of box. Also if you don't feel you can draw the shape you want,
coloring books or computer is great for pictures to use.
Prepare work space.
I used a large meat tray to pour my paints on. Using black and liner brush draw a pumpkin on front of box. Pour small amounts of both orange and pumpkin paints onto the tray. Using the sponge paint the pumpkin and outer edges of box... refer to the photo if you need to. After the pumpkin has dried use your liner brush with black paint to paint eyes and mouth. The stem of the pumpkin is painted nutmeg brown. Allow this to dry.
After your paint is dry put two small holes in your box (side by side evenly spaced) at the edge of the stem and pumpkin's top. These will be used later to place green pipe cleaners through for attaching vines. Using a Q-tip rub black chalk around top of pumpkin edges and outer edges. Shade the stem and mouth. Use red chalk shade some cheeks at the edge of mouth. Using a clear glaze spray entire box.
Using your scissors cut several leaves from both dark and light green felt. Refer to photo if you need to. Cut a medium diamond shape for leaves.
Cut a strip from your green plastic canvas for handle. It should be the entire length of sheet of canvas and four holes wide.
Using tapestry needle and a small amount of green thread sew handle to box. To do this place your handle to the inside of box over holes you made earlier. Sew the handle through the holes and over the edge of box and through the holes in plastic canvas several times in an X . Be sure to do this several times to insure a good solid hold.
Attach pipe cleaners just above the edge of box where you sewed handles on. To do this take pipe cleaner through one hole in plastic canvas handle and come back through hole beside it... twist pipe cleaner together. Using a pencil wrap pipe cleaner around it until the entire length is curled. This makes the vines. Attach a vine to the other side of the box in the same manner. On the front of box and using the two holes you made beside the pumpkin, take a pipe cleaner and run it through the holes with both pieces hanging on the front of box. Twist together and make vines.
Using hot glue attach leaves. Use hot glue to attach leaves and vine (pipe cleaner) to the top front of box in the middle. Refer to the photo when and if you need to for any placements.
Your box is ready for Trick or Treat candy.
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